Tintern Abbey pencil and watercolour 26 x 20 cm. (10 1/4 x 8 in.)
Tintern Abbey was a popular tourist destination in the 1790s, and was celebrated by travel writers even before William Wordsworth commemorated it in verse in 1798. Travellers were attracted by its glorious setting on the River Wye and the relative completeness of the ruins. Tintern Abbey was a favourite subject of Edward Dayes who painted several different views of the spectacular building.
This work depists Melrose Abbey in Scotland and not Tintern Abbey as catalogued.